Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparison

Comparing Unity and Unity 2D desktops on Ubuntu 12.10 with latest Intel Ivy Bridge Linux graphics drivers to look at latest performance differences now that Unity 2D is being dropped... benchmarking by Michael Larabel of Phoronix.com for a future article.

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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop ComparisonOpenBenchmarking.orgPhoronix Test Suite 10.6.1Intel Core i7-3517UE @ 2.10GHz (4 Cores)CompuLab Intense-PCIntel 3rd Gen Core DRAM8192MB500GB Hitachi HCC54755Intel 3rd Gen CoreRealtek ALC888VA2431Intel 82579LM Gigabit Connection + Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/nUbuntu 12.103.6.0-999-generic (x86_64)Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0X Server 1.12.1.902 (1.12.2 RC 2)intel 2.20.32.1 Mesa 8.1-devel (git-6a3ac03)GCC 4.7 + LLVM 3.0ext41920x1080ProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopsDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionUbuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparison BenchmarksSystem Logs- --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --disable-werror --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-languages=c,c++,go,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable-nls --enable-objc-gc --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu --with-arch-32=i686 --with-tune=generic -v - UXA- Unity 6.2.0: Compiz was running on this system.

Unity 6.2.0 vs. Unity 2D 6.2.0 ComparisonPhoronix Test Suite 10.6.1Baseline+3.4%+3.4%+6.8%+6.8%+10.2%+10.2%13.4%5.8%5.7%3.3%3%1920 x 1080 - Low1920 x 10809.8%1920 x 1080 - High1920 x 1080 - Low1920 x 10805.3%1920 x 1080 - No - Off1920 x 1080XonoticOpenArenaXonoticDoom 3WarsowNexuizPreyUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0

Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparisondoom3: 1920 x 1080 - Lownexuiz: 1920 x 1080 - No - Offopenarena: 1920 x 1080openarena: 1920 x 1080prey: 1920 x 1080warsow: 1920 x 1080xonotic: 1920 x 1080 - Lowxonotic: 1920 x 1080 - HighUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.030.4712.86112.5323.7018.7333.2359.3531.9032.2013.29111.1521.5819.3031.5567.2933.74OpenBenchmarking.org

Doom 3

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterDoom 3 1.3.1Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Quality: LowUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0714212835SE +/- 0.19, N = 3SE +/- 0.20, N = 330.4732.20
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterDoom 3 1.3.1Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Quality: LowUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0714212835Min: 30.1 / Avg: 30.47 / Max: 30.7Min: 31.8 / Avg: 32.2 / Max: 32.4

Nexuiz

This is a benchmark of Nexuiz, a popular open-source first-person shooter. This game uses the DarkPlaces engine, which is a largely modified version of the Quake engine with extra features such as High Dynamic Range rendering and OpenGL 2.0 shaders. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterNexuiz 2.5.2Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - HDR: No - Sound: OffUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.03691215SE +/- 0.04, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 312.8613.29
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterNexuiz 2.5.2Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - HDR: No - Sound: OffUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.048121620Min: 12.79 / Avg: 12.86 / Max: 12.92Min: 13.26 / Avg: 13.29 / Max: 13.33

OpenArena

This is a test of OpenArena, a popular open-source first-person shooter. This game is based upon ioquake3, which in turn uses the GPL version of id Software's Quake 3 engine. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0306090120150SE +/- 0.12, N = 3SE +/- 2.12, N = 6112.53111.15
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.020406080100Min: 112.3 / Avg: 112.53 / Max: 112.7Min: 107 / Avg: 111.15 / Max: 120.6

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0612182430SE +/- 0.26, N = 3SE +/- 0.80, N = 623.7021.58
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterOpenArena 0.8.8Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0612182430Min: 23.3 / Avg: 23.7 / Max: 24.2Min: 19.5 / Avg: 21.58 / Max: 25.3

Prey

This test calculates the average frame-rate within the Prey retail game from 3D Realms. This test requires a valid game key and game files found on the retail CD/DVD. Learn more via the OpenBenchmarking.org test page.

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterPrey 1.4.119Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0510152025SE +/- 0.27, N = 3SE +/- 0.15, N = 318.7319.30
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterPrey 1.4.119Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0510152025Min: 18.2 / Avg: 18.73 / Max: 19.1Min: 19 / Avg: 19.3 / Max: 19.5

Warsow

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterWarsow 1.0Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0816243240SE +/- 0.22, N = 3SE +/- 0.75, N = 633.2331.55
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterWarsow 1.0Resolution: 1920 x 1080Unity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0714212835Min: 32.8 / Avg: 33.23 / Max: 33.5Min: 29.5 / Avg: 31.55 / Max: 33.4

Xonotic

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.6Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: LowUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.01530456075SE +/- 0.78, N = 3SE +/- 0.28, N = 359.3567.29
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.6Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: LowUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.01326395265Min: 58.38 / Avg: 59.35 / Max: 60.9Min: 66.85 / Avg: 67.29 / Max: 67.82

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.6Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: HighUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0816243240SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.20, N = 331.9033.74
OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.6Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - Effects Quality: HighUnity 6.2.0Unity 2D 6.2.0714212835Min: 31.89 / Avg: 31.9 / Max: 31.91Min: 33.35 / Avg: 33.74 / Max: 34